Farid Mammadov

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Fərid Məmmədov
Farid Mammadov, ESC2013 press conference.jpg
Farid Mammadov at Eurovision Song Contest 2013 press conference
Background information
Born (1991-08-30) August 30, 1991 (age 31)
Azerbaijan Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, Soviet Union
Origin Azerbaijan
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments vocals
Years active 2012–present

Farid Mammadov (Azerbaijani: Fərid Məmmədov) (born 30 August 1991 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani singer. He represented Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song "Hold Me" and came second after Denmark.


Early life and career

Mammadov was born in Baku, to Asif Mammadov, a professional judoka and amateur rock musician, and Maya Mammadova, a silver-winning Soviet gymnast.[1] Farid Mammadov is currently a student of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. He works for the Baku Jazz Centre.

Since childhood, Mammadov sang in the Bulbul ensemble managed by Aybaniz Hashimova. For a long time he was a soloist of this ensemble. He has been interested in soul and jazz since age 8 and cites Stevie Wonder as a major influence.[2]

Mammadov is the author of Gal yanima (Come to Me), one of the songs which he performed during the Azerbaijani Eurovision selection tour.[2]

Besides music, he also practices Greco-Roman wrestling and capoeira.[3]


File:Farid Mammadov at Eurovision 2013.jpg
Farid Mammadov at Eurovision 2013

In March 2013 Farid won the Azerbaijani national final for the 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest 2013 which was held in Malmö, Sweden in May 2013. Mammadov was the first male solo singer to represent Azerbaijan in the contest. His performance was staged by Fokas Evangelinos, a Greek choreographer who directed the Eurovision performances of Sakis Rouvas and Ani Lorak.[4] Azerbaijan placed 2nd in the 2013 competition, receiving ten 12-point scores and 234 points.



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2012 "Gəl yanıma" Non-album singles
2013 "İnan"
"Hold Me" 92 73
"—" denotes release that did not chart or was not released.


  1. Farid Mammadov. Europe 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Farid Mammadov's Rivals at Eurovision 2013. Echo. 14 April 2013.
  3. Farid kicks off his European promotional tour. ITV. 30 March 2013.
  4. Farid Mammadov in Greece. Zerkalo. 9 April 2013.
  5. Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Farid Mammadov". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Hung, Steffen. "Discography Farid Mammadov". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sabina Babayeva
with When the Music Dies
Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Dilara Kazimova
with Start a Fire